Monday, May 2, 2016

Great Things to Do While You're Pregnant

Most women dislike being pregnant because of the possibility that they will need to give up the things that they love to do and the food that they love to eat. While caution must be observed during pregnancy, you shouldn't allow pregnancy to keep you from enjoying a new chapter in your life. In fact, there a number of brilliant things which you can still do while you're pregnant. They are as follows.

Exercise daily. Can you continue going to the gym during pregnancy? Yes, you can. Studies on pregnancy show that regular exercise provide many benefits to pregnant women. It helps reduce backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling. It also  improves posture, muscle tone, and endurance which you will need for safe labor and delivery. If you don't like going to the gym, you can engage in walking, swimming, biking, or prenatal yoga.

Have sex. Are you and your partner concerned that sex isn't safe for the baby? The baby is protected by the amniotic sac; therefore, the baby won't get hurt even if you have intense sex. You might find more enjoyable during pregnancy because extra blood flow can pump up your pelvic region - it feels engorged all the time.

Do travel. The most comfortable time for pregnant women to travel is between 14 to 28 weeks. Pregnant women who travel during their first trimester often feel dizzy while those who travel during their third trimester often feel heaviness. So the second trimester will be the best time for you to take a trip. Just make sure to observe all the necessary precautions while you're traveling.

Go to the spa. Pregnancy can make you feel and look ugly. Have a massage and facial to make you feel good about yourself again. However, avoid facial treatments which are invasive and which require use of substances that can pose health risks to your unborn child. Research for local spas near you which offer special treatment packages for pregnant women.